Michael Strahan Joins 'Live!' With Kelly Ripa

Former NFL player is selected as Kelly Ripa's new morning co-host.
3:00 | 09/04/12

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Transcript for Michael Strahan Joins 'Live!' With Kelly Ripa
The little lady -- was gets a big hand but today the applause was a little out there. Thanks to the big guy chosen to sit next to -- Some nice about a half hours later this week he laughed here he collects Sally Field. -- I like they -- they really like. They really want -- to be a part of this Michael Strahan is not the most obvious choice at one critic who added he is just the best. And -- 2008 during his first appearance on live Strahan himself joked he was just the man for the job. Admitted that a lot of personality and lot of charisma. Wolf what are you -- -- to do with the within the show that I'm on right now that you know maybe you wanna. Just a few years later he was one of 59 personalities given a shot at replacing -- -- And out of all of them Strahan is probably the most familiar to folks here in the city. -- -- -- -- I walked into the grocery store you know -- do the normal thing that you do the The New Yorker and -- comfortable in the city with the people of New York so that definitely helps. As religion very defensive end Strahan set an NFL record for most sacks in a single season and helped the giants win Super Bowl 52. But the intimidating player who once threatened to stop you well now -- interest -- cracking you know. -- more than just a football player you know he has done comedy bits throughout his career we know him as a funny guy. Kelley's new cohost stands six foot five she is spiked with three. But they are compatible where it counts. Similar personality. We'd love to have pat back to have in Paris -- Both Kelly and Michael had kids both say children will keep you humble and millions of her fans will be rooting for the rookie scored just -- Kelly did. When she took over from Kathie Lee remember that so. Looking for him. The only player with -- -- gain time to help Michael Strahan -- Now -- sits right next to him. -- -- -- -- -- I think it's Barry -- -- But there was a lot of energy in the studio totally ridiculous. It's this -- of -- workout wonder. Thank you so.

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